Hauppague nonprofit The Head Injury Association, will co-present “Caris’ Peace,” a true story of trial and triumph about a brilliant Yale School of Drama student, who while on the brink of stardom developed a brain tumor that left her without short-term memory, at the Cinema arts Centre in Huntington on Thursday.
The documentary is about Caris Corfman, who while on the verge of fame, was cheated of her ability to learn and recite lines due to a brain tumor. Despite what fate gave her, Corfman made an incredible return to the New York stage with a one-woman show.
The documentary is told with humor by friends and colleagues; actors Tony Shalhoub, Kate Burton and political comedian Lewis Black. The film is directed by Gaylen Ross with collaborating director Rebecca Nelson, and produced by Gaylen Ross, Rebecca Nelson, Steve Skrovan, Andrew Ford and Lewis Black.
Caris’ Peace was the official selection of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and Cleveland International Film Festival. It won Best Documentary Feature at the Athens International Film Festival, Ohio, and was an award winner in the Calgary “Picture This” International Disability Film Festival.
The documentary will be shown Feb. 7 at 7:15 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with Filmmakers Gaylen Ross and Rebecca Nelson. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for the general public. Tickets also available at 800-838-3006 or at CAC Box Office.